Enzyme activities in soils contaminated with heavy metals in varying degrees
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Instytucja
Wydział Rolniczo-Ekonomiczny (Uniwersytet Rolniczy im. Hugona Kołłątaja w Krakowie)
Książka
Tytuł książki
Heavy Metal Contamination of Soils. Monitoring and Remediation
Data publikacji
2015
ISBN
978-3-319-14525-9
Wydawca
Springer
Publikacja
Główny język publikacji
en
Tytuł rozdziału
Enzyme activities in soils contaminated with heavy metals in varying degrees
Rok publikacji
2015
Strony (od-do)
145-158
Numer rozdziału
Identyfikator DOI
Liczba arkuszy
0.65
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Autorzy
(liczba autorów: 1)
Streszczenia
Język
en
Treść
This chapter addresses the issue connected with the way the activity of soil enzymes responds to the pollution of soils caused by heavy metals. Firstly, the role and a brief characterization of selected soil enzymes as well as natural environmental factors which influence enzyme activity of soils are presented. Then, the mechanisms connected with the impact of heavy metals on the enzyme activity are explained. In order to give an insight into the effects of short-term soil contamination by Zn, Pb, Cd, Cr, and Ni, individually or in combinations of metals, research findings based on pot and incubation experiments are analyzed. Furthermore, an overview of the research regarding the effects of long-term influence of heavy metals on the enzyme activity is given. The usefulness of enzyme activity analyses for determining the level of degradation and the progress of ecosystem restoration is also discussed. Finally, the reasons for using the soil enzyme activity as an indicator of changes in soil properties caused by environmental stress such as heavy metal pollution are provided.
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